Google Tensor G4 allegedly makes Geekbench debut with questionable CPU configuration News

Earlier leaks had suggested that Google would take a conservative approach with its upcoming Tensor G4 chip. Expected to be a refinement of the Tensor G3, the G4 was anticipated to feature the same GPU but with newer CPU cores.

This SoC was slated to power the highly anticipated Pixel 9, Pixel 9 Pro, and Pixel Fold 2, all set for release later in the year. Now, an alleged Geekbench listing has emerged, shedding light on the specifications of the Tensor G4.

The Tensor G4 has made its Geekbench debut alongside a device codenamed “Google Tokay”. However, it remains unclear which of the three aforementioned devices this chip is powering.

Google Tensor Visual

While Geekbench listings can sometimes be manipulated, a thorough examination of this particular listing indicates that it is indeed authentic. The Tensor G4 is revealed to feature an Arm Mali G715 GPU, along with a configuration consisting of 1x Cortex X4/X5 core clocked at 3.1 GHz, 3x Cortex A7xx cores at 2.6 GHz, and four Cortex A5xx cores at 1.95 GHz, complemented by 8 GB of RAM.

Initial observations of these specifications raise some puzzling questions, particularly regarding the apparent reduction in core count from its predecessor, the Tensor G3, which boasted 9 CPU cores.

Additionally, the performance metrics provided by the Geekbench listing show the Tensor G4 falling short of its predecessor, with scores of 1,082/3,121 and 1,024/2,788 in Geekbench 5’s single and multi-core tests, respectively. However, it’s worth noting that this discrepancy may be attributed to the fact that the Tensor G4 in question is a pre-release sample.

Previously, it was revealed that the Tensor G4 would be manufactured using Samsung’s 4LPP+ node, the same process utilized for the Exynos 2400. The Exynos SoC has demonstrated competitiveness with flagship offerings from Qualcomm and MediaTek, prompting curiosity about the Tensor G4’s performance capabilities in comparison.

Those anticipating a significant performance boost may need to exercise patience, as the true leap in performance is anticipated with the release of the Tensor G5. The Tensor G5 is rumored to be developed entirely by Google on a yet-to-be-specified TSMC node, promising further advancements in performance and efficiency.

Michael Manua
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